YAK Car Pic of the Day
by Jim Corbran - posted 12:01 am, January 25, 2012
I just returned from a short trip to Texas, where I drove to with my daughter Katie in her newly-purchased first car. She is stationed with the U.S. Army at Ft. Hood, and recently finished a deployment in Afghanistan. While in the Lone Star State, I found a few interesting old vehicles, which I’ll post here from time-to-time…
like these Nash Metropolitans, which were parked a hundred-or-so feet off the road in front of a ranch just outside of Athens. The one on the left, with the split rear window, is a 1956 or 1957, while the one on the right appears to be a 1958-or-newer. All Mets were built in Great Britain with Austin engines, and imported into the U.S., the first for model year 1954, while the final ones were ’62s. Some early Mets were badged as Hudsons after their merger with Nash. List price for the ’54s was $1,469 for the convertible, while the coupe went for $1,445. Prices for the final ’62s were $1,697 and $1,673 respectively. Comically, Nash tried marketing Mets as police vehicles — maybe for Shriner’s parades?
— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know